16 Mayıs 2014 Cuma

Let's start the music !! :) PulseAudio-Equalizer + GTK


Hello everyone ;

As I wrote in google plus message Let's start the music and install PulseAudio EQ get some extra effect on our sound control. Also I didn't discover completely but as I research we can even change remote PC sound even too. That's awesome but well that will need "firewalld" rule and of course we need to configure our PulseAudio EQ config file for this setting but anyway let's just stick to our "PC/Laptop" way for now :)


Okey let's get start the install packages we need it. Most of them can be even already installed but I'm going to write all of them so we can know what we need it .




Okey after this probably you most of them gonna said "already installed" but If anything missing at least we gonna know it.

Well when we start the GTK or CL(Command Line) It's give python errors and also some configuration error also even say "can't create directory" and more...

PulseAudio-EQ looking to "~/.pulse" directory but It's not even created and located in "~/.config/pulse" directory. So we gonna have to change that.

Let's open the "/usr/bin/pulseaudio-equalizer" as root with [your editor] and ,

Change this line

  PRESET_DIR1=$HOME/.pulse/presets
to read
    PRESET_DIR1=$HOME/.config/pulse/presets

Change this line
  CONFIG_NAME=$HOME/.pulse/equalizerrc
to read
  CONFIG_NAME=$HOME/.config/pulse/equalizerrc

Change this line
  LOG_NAME=$HOME/Desktop/pulseaudio-equalizer.log
to read
  LOG_NAME=$HOME/pulseaudio-equalizer.log

So we handle this file but we gonna have to also handle

"/usr/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/pulseaudio-equalizer.py"

Change this line
  configdir = os.getenv('HOME') + "/.pulse"
to read
    configdir = os.getenv('HOME') + "/.config/pulse"

And then It will work but It gonna give "presets" error (If you open in terminal) but we don't have worry about,  because first file we changed has also alternative "presets" directory so we will able to see our presets and that is just awesome :)

Last but not least "pulseaudio-equalizer" package in fedora package It's just mass-rebuild it but never fix it yet from Fedora 19 . It's little bit forgotten. I hope It will be fix soon and we can just open and do our configuration listen our music. Fedora also has "JAM" spins I don't it contain this package but If It's has I think It will be nice bug fix and back to work one good handly tool we have got.




Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed

Onuralp SEZER